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My machine is not running ,the motor sounds like it ok but the bobbin is not moving? Thank you It is a Singer 3116 Simple

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Check to make sure the bobbin is pushed all the way to the right and latched.

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It sounds as though the bobbin case isn't seated properly...this is what i found on this forum...go to this forum and see if it helps you out. sewing patternreview com

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